Valencia de Don Juan (Castile-Leon)

Valencia de Don Juan (Castile-Leon)

Max. Summer temp. : 30-35 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -10 ºC
Average rainfall: 500 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,700 hours annually

Tierra de León DO

Tierra de León Protected Designation of Origin born on July of 2007, but the existence of a characteristic grape and wines variety in this area comes to the Roman Era, lots of centuries ago.

The production area, with 1,413 Ha, is situated on the south of León and part of the north of Valladolid provinces. It is under the influence of Esla and Cea riverside.

The primal grape varieties are Verdejo, Godello, Albarín, Malvasía and Palomino (white); Prieto Picudo, Mencía, Tempranillo, y Garnacha (red). The Prieto Picudo grape is the most characteristic of this area and is known for have shape of a peak and squeezer bunch of grapes.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Tierra de León
Edificio Mirador de la Condesa - Complejo La Isla, s/n
24200 Valencia de Don Juan
Tel.: +34 987 751 089

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Tierra de León PDO

Area under vine
1,413 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
750-800 m.
Soil types
Soils are located on alluvial terraces, with brown rocky deposits and soft limestone materials. Soil have an excellent internal drainage, with an acceptable capacity for water retention, aeration and ease of penetration of the roots, low in minerals, depth, with relevant content of limestone and poor in organic matterial.
Principal grapes (w)
Verdejo, Albarín and Godello.
Principal grapes (r)
Prieto Picudo and Mencía.
Maximum crop
Whites: 7,000kg/ha in low bush vines, and 10,000 kg/ha in trellising on wires vines. Reds: 6,000kg/ha in low bush vines, and 8,000 kg/ha in trellising on wires vines
74 %
Production 2013
4,546,753 kg
Production 2014
3,996,235 kg
Production 2015
4,564,899 kg